April 14, 2021

Alibaba grows its empire into news, to buy the South China Morning Post

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By Seth Fiegerman From Mashable Alibaba has long dominated China’s online shopping market. Now the company is about to own a significant chunk of the country’s media industry too. The Chinese e-commerce giant announced on Friday that it has agreed to acquire the South China Morning Post, a popular English-language daily newspaper in China. Along […]

We talked to the man who knows more about Alibaba’s beginning than any other American

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By JILLIAN D’ONFRO From Business Insider The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 19. Most people know next to nothing about the huge company (which employs more people than Facebook and Yahoo combined), but American manager-turned-filmmaker Porter Erisman watched it struggle through its most […]